We have waited a long time to get here â€“ get to a place where we are happily celebrating our childâ€™s first birthday. There are tons of emotions surrounding this glorious occasion. We are happy that Oliver made it to us. We have a perfect son to call our own and couldnâ€™t be more delighted about the outcome of his being. But there are moments of sadness, as we know weâ€™ll never get to do all this for Amelie.
As I looked at Oliver with our friends and family at our BBQ this weekend, it was so apparent that there was a missing pieceâ€¦its the hole that forever will make-up our family dynamic. Our family mix of a 2 Â½ year old girl and our 1 year old boy will never be. Instead, we have a perfect angel in heaven that sent us down our perfect son here on earth. The scenario isnâ€™t ideal, but itâ€™s our reality and we are grateful.